Francesca Craggs

Francesca Craggs

Francesca Craggs is a reporter with Business & Commercial Unit. Previously she worked for the features team specialising in fashion. Francesca has been with us since 1998.

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Graham Honeyman

Graham Honeyman, Chief Executive at Sheffield Forgemasters International

Francesca Craggs speaks to Graham Honeyman, the native Teessider who rose from engineer to chief executive of Sheffield Forgemasters, saving it from the brink of closure

The home of Kristy Bibby, at East Mill, Morpeth

homemaker featured property - 7 December 2013

Looking for a home with the perfect blend of old and new? Then look no further as this Grade II listed conversion is perfect

Phil Steele, centre manager of Eldon Square

Phil Steele, General Manager of intu Eldon Square

Recently rebranded intu Eldon Square is gearing up for its busiest period of the year. Francesca Craggs talks to the man at its helm, Phil Steele, about 30 years in the retail sector and his vision for its future

homemaker featured property - 9 November 2013

This 1960s three-bedroom bungalow has been transformed into a stunning contemporary four-bedroom family home

Winners of the 2013 North East Business Awards celebrate their success

North East Business Awards 2014: Firms making a difference

The North East Business Awards look to reward firms that are really making a difference

Richard Dodd

Richard Dodd, Engineering Director at British Engines (UK) Ltd

Richard Dodd followed in his father's footsteps to lead a successful career with one of the region's oldest engineering firms. He talks to Francesca Craggs about the importance of investing in people and his pride in working for one of the North East's most successful family businesses

homemaker featured property - 19 October 2013

This stunning village home would suit a range of buyers, but offers an ideal space for families

homemaker featured property - 12 October 2013

Len and Sandra McClusky's imposing Darras Hall home is this week's featured property

A Greggs bakery shop

Greggs remain cautious amid improved results

Bakery chain Greggs has reported improvement in like-for-like performance, yet say they will remain cautious in the current economic climate

Vic Young, owner of Vic Young motor dealership in South Shields

Vic Young, owner of Vic Young in South Shields

Despite huge changes in the motor industry, Vic Young has stood firm as one of the UK's most successful independent Nissan dealerships. He tells Francesca Craggs about 40 years in the business and giving back to the community that's close to his heart


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